The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has been investigating the treatment of women in a major financial services firm since a former executive alleged that she had been underpaid, excluded from outings with clients, and denied promotion because of her gender. If the commission sues the firm, it would be a rare case of the federal government's taking up the cause of a highly compensated professional in a workplace dispute.
It can be inferred that the commission views the alleged treatment of the former executive as</p>
<p>(A) possibly representative of a general pattern
(B) clearly showing the need for legal reform
(C) indicative of declining business ethics
(D) posing a sensitive political dilemma
(E) likely to prove difficult to verify
<p>I'm terrible with questions that ask the reader what the author implies. I do not know exactly when I'm inserting my own conclusions and overstepping what has been stated in the text. Can you please tell me what you think is the answer and how you arrived at it? I put (B) but the answer is actually (A)...This is a difficulty 5 question (the max).</p>